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ul


NAME
     ul - do underlining

SYNOPSIS
     ul [-i] [-t terminal] [filename...]

DESCRIPTION
     ul reads the named filenames (or the standard input if  none
     are  given) and translates occurrences of underscores to the
     sequence which indicates underlining  for  the  terminal  in
     use, as specified by the environment variable  TERM. ul uses
     the /usr/share/lib/terminfo entry to determine the appropri-
     ate  sequences for underlining. If the terminal is incapable
     of underlining, but is capable of a standout mode then  that
     is  used instead. If the terminal can overstrike, or handles
     underlining automatically, ul degenerates to cat(1). If  the
     terminal cannot underline, underlining is ignored.

OPTIONS
     -t terminal     Override the terminal kind specified in  the
                     environment.  If  the terminal cannot under-
                     line, underlining is ignored. If the  termi-
                     nal  name  is  not  found, no underlining is
                     attempted.



     -i              Indicate underlining by a separate line con-
                     taining appropriate dashes `-'; this is use-
                     ful when you want to look at the underlining
                     which  is  present  in  an  nroff(1)  output
                     stream on a CRT-terminal.



RETURN VALUES
     ul returns exit code 1 if the file specified is not found.

FILES
     /usr/share/lib/terminfo/*


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWdoc                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO
     cat(1), man(1), nroff(1), attributes(5)

BUGS
     nroff usually generates a series of  backspaces  and  under-
     lines  intermixed  with the text to indicate underlining. ul
     makes attempt to optimize the backward motion.










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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